Congratulations, you're a smart person for wanting to learn more about eco-effective architecture
There are a number of ways in which I can assist with your new build or renovation. I like to keep things flexible so as to suit your specific needs, rather than force one particular methodology upon you – I can be involved as little or as much as you like. There are no lock-in contracts, and my involvement can change throughout the project to suit your circumstances.
Let me tell you a bit about my story...
I’ve been a registered architect since 2007 and have worked a variety of projects, including new homes, renovations and commercial work. I used to design houses for rich people, but eventually realised that wasn’t particularly fulfilling work. Then I designed a $300k carport and realised I needed to make a more meaningful contribution to society.
I have previously taught architectural technology and building science at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia. These days I do some teaching at Notre Dame University in Fremantle, when I can find the time!
The services I can help you with
Eco-effective Design Reviews
Quick Concept Sketches
Seminars and Presentations
Energy Ratings and Performance Analysis
Get my ebook Six key principles to design a more thermally efficient home.
How much does it cost?
Some people think architects are expensive – sometimes they are, but often they just aren’t very good at explaining how their involvement brings value to a project.
I think I’m not particularly expensive compared to other architects, and will always do my best to provide as much help as possible when it comes to designing eco-effective homes and buildings. I always break projects down into stages, and can be involved as much or as little in your project as you would like.
My hourly rate is $225.00 per hour (ex-GST), which may sound expensive, but you’d be amazed at how much you can get done in an hour if you listen carefully to a client, and invest in reliable technology and systems to enable work to be done efficiently.
Sure, I’ve also got bills to pay and mouths to feed, but you know what? I’d much rather work with a client for a reduced fee (or even sometimes for free) if they are passionate about sustainable design, and they genuinely value my contribution.